Who I am

My website address is: https://www.lindaraven.com.  I am Linda Raven and I split my time between the US, Luanda, Angola, Uige, Angola and a farm in rural Angola. I don’t have a permanent physical address.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

If you choose to subscribe to the email list, I only collect your email address and if you provide your name (first and last), then I save those also.  I save it for as long as this website is active, or until you unsubscribe.  I use the SendInBlue email marketing service, and your information is kept secure by them.  You can read their privacy policy here:  https://www.sendinblue.com/legal/privacypolicy/


If you leave a comment on my site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Although I signed up for a WordPress website to make my life simple, there are several other companies whose names pop up here and there.  To be honest, its not entirely clear to me who does what, but the following companies may or may not be involved in observing your usage of my website and may be tracking your usage a bit.  Here are their names and a link to their privacy policies:

Google Analytics:  https://policies.google.com/privacy

Monster Insights:  https://www.monsterinsights.com/privacy-policy/

Green Geeks:  https://www.greengeeks.com/legal/privacy

Who we share your data with

Other than the above mentioned third party providers (SendInBlue, Google Analytics, Monster Insights, and Green Geeks), I don’t share your data with anyone.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

If you subscribe to the email list, I plan to keep your email address until this site becomes defunct, or until you unsubscribe.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

If you have any privacy specific concerns, please feel free to contact me at linda@lindaraven.com or +1-317-969-5797.

Additional information

Source: litespeed-cache

This site utilizes caching in order to facilitate a faster response time and better user experience. Caching potentially stores a duplicate copy of every web page that is on display on this site. All cache files are temporary, and are never accessed by any third party, except as necessary to obtain technical support from the cache plugin vendor. Cache files expire on a schedule set by the site administrator, but may easily be purged by the admin before their natural expiration, if necessary.